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Tot who fell into pool dies

July 23, 1998|By LISA GRAYBEAL

FREDERICK, Md. - A 16-month-old Clover Hill, Md., girl who was found Tuesday in her family's swimming pool, died Wednesday at Johns Hopkins Children's Center, according to a hospital spokeswoman.

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Analaurin Gabrielle Neilson was discovered by family members at about 4:55 p.m. in a swimming pool at a home in the 7900 block of Old Seventh Street in Frederick County after the girl had fallen in, according to a report by the Frederick County Sheriff's Office.

Family members were administering CPR when emergency medical technicians arrived, the report said. Neilson was taken to Frederick Memorial Hospital, the report said.

She was flown from the Frederick hospital to Johns Hopkins Children's Center at about 8:30 p.m., the report said.

The hospital staff continued treatment overnight to include nearly 10 hours of CPR, the report said.

The sheriff's department is investigating the incident, the report said.

In an unrelated incident, a 2-year-old girl from Washington Township, Pa., who was found Tuesday floating in a swimming pool at a home in the 13000 block of Pennersville Road, remained in critical condition Wednesday night at Hershey (Pa.) Medical Center, according to a hospital spokeswoman.

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The girl, whose name was not released, was found in the swimming pool at about 1:44 p.m., according to officials at the Blue Ridge Mountain Ambulance and Rescue Squad.

The girl was in critical condition when she was taken by helicopter from Waynesboro Hospital to Hershey, according to a hospital spokesman.

Rescue officials said someone found the child floating in the pool and called 911. They said the child was in the house by the time they arrived, but was not breathing.

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